‘We will bring justice’: US press club honours Shireen Abu Akleh

by | Sep 1, 2022 | World

Washington, DC – Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh has posthumously received the National Press Club President’s Award honouring her contribution to journalism, as calls continue to demand accountability for her killing.Abu Akleh’s niece, Lina Abu Akleh, was not able to hold back tears as she accepted the award on the late correspondent’s behalf at a ceremony on Wednesday in Washington, DC.
Dozens of journalists in attendance gave the younger Abu Akleh a standing ovation as she took the stage.
“I wish Shireen had been here to receive this herself. Unfortunately, we lost her too soon,” Lina said.
“It is sad that she was killed by an Israeli sniper while doing her job as a journalist. It is an honour for me to receive this award on her behalf, on behalf of my aunt who was my best friend and my role model and my source of inspiration.”
Abu Akleh, who was a US citizen, was fatally shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank in May, sparking an international outcry and demands for an independent investigation into her killing.
Working for 25 years at Al Jazeera, the veteran correspondent was a regular presence on TV screens across the Middle East, conveying the stories and struggles of Palestinians living under occupation.
Lina Abu Akleh, Shireen Abu Akleh’s niece, accepts the National Press Club’s President’s award on behalf of her late aunt on August …

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